All of the support we provide to our young entrepreneurs is completely free! That means to sustain the services we rely on donations.


If you don't have the funds to donate, that doesn't mean you can't help. Fundraising is a great way to help us raise the money we need to continue providing our services.


We run multiple events across the year and each come with sponsorship opportunities. This will not only support our young entrepreneurs but also comes with exposure for your business.


A big part of how we manage to support young entrepreneurs is through volunteering. We have multiple ways a volunteer can help us grow and support more young entrepreneurs.


Many people rely upon their families and friends when starting a business. Some of our beneficiaries have amazing business ideas, but lack support networks, or they may have started their business at a time of becoming a parent or navigating ill-health or unemployment. These groups need more support and your contribution can lead to an idea turning into an income.

If you would like to support us with a set monthly amount please click here to set up a regular donation with us


If you’re unable to donate yourself, fundraising is a great way to help the charity grow and reach more young entrepreneurs to support.

We’re open to creative ways of fundraising for the charity so please feel free to get in contact with us if you have any ideas.


Across the year we host multiple events from our awards night, to our business festival. Each of these events have opportunities to sponsor. 

Each business we support costs the charity approximately £1,000. That means the more money we raise, the more entrepreneurs we can support.


Without volunteers, The Kent Foundation wouldn’t be able to function. We have various positions for volunteers to help the charity run and grow.

The main volunteering role is of our business mentors. They help support our young entrepreneurs through the ups and downs of business. If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, click below to find out more information.

H&B Architectural Ironmongery is a consultancy providing customers with
the inspiration and support to ensure that their project is a perfect combination
of function and style.

Taking on a larger premises in Ashford during 2021 has enabled them to grow
the business, create a shop front, and employ permanent staff.

Business location: Ashford
Business stage: Startup / Growth
Length of support: 36 months
Impact on Kent economy: 3 full-time staff inc apprentice


H&B Ironmongery